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Soldiers and Graffiti

Names, Ranks and Units of those who have been Identified in the Graffiti House

Allen Bowman,  Sergeant                        Co. E, 12th Virginia Cavalry

Michael Bowman, Private                       7th Virginia Cavalry

Hamilton Boyd, Private                            Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

George Washington Butt, Private      Norfolk Light Artillery (Huger’s Battery)

James A. J. Cooper, Private                    Co. A, 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry (White’s Comanche’s)

Edwin Dillingham, Captain                     10th Vermont Infantry

C. Benton Evans, Private                         Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

William. Evans, Private                             Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

John Egbert Farnum, Colonel               Commander, 70th New York Infantry

Lyman C. Gale, Lieutenant                      Co. K, 10th Vermont Infantry

Fayette Gibson, Corporal                        Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

Thomas ‘Herb’ Greenwell,  Private    Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

Uriah Haller, Private                                   Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

William J. Haney**, Private                     4th Battalion Virginia Partisan Rangers

Henry ‘Hal’ Hopkins, Private                 Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

William Hopkins, Private                         Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

Bob Lewis, Private                                       Norfolk Light Artillery (Huger’s Battery)

George McCabe Jr., Private                   Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery

James M.  Marshall, Captain                 Co. E, 12th Virginia Cavalry

Lewis Metta

Joseph Moore, Lieutenant                     Norfolk Light Artillery (Huger’s Battery)

Edward Moreland, Private                     Norfolk Light Artillery (Huger’s Battery)

A Muth, Private                                             Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

George W. Orrison, Private                   Co. C, 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry (White’s Comanche’s)

David Owens, Private                               Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

Robert Peed, Private                                 Norfolk Light Artillery (Huger’s Battery)

Elijah Russell, Private                               Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

JEB Stuart , Maj. Gen.                               Commander, Army of Northern Virginia Cavalry

Henry Thomas,  Sergeant                       Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

Harry Wagner, Private                             Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

Harry Wickes, Private                              Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

Thomas ‘Frank’ Yates, Private             Breathed’s Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

* Part of the Maryland Scroll, created on March 16, 1863, the day before the Battle of Kelly’s Ford. (see below)

 

** The only William Haney found to date served in four separate units: 30th Virginia Infantry, 13th Virginia Infantry, 24th Battalion Partisan Rangers and the 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry. It is believed he signed the walls of the Graffiti House while serving in the 24th Battalion Partisan Rangers.

Units Separately Identified

Massachusetts Battery ‘C’
2nd New York Militia
Louisiana Tigers
2nd Division 3rd Corps
10th New Jersey Infantry
Stuart Horse Artillery
Army of the United States of America
Hill’s Corps
Gannett’s Battalion

The Maryland Scroll

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In the summer of 2003, a unique Maryland civil war artifact, now called the "Maryland Scroll", was discovered in Culpeper County, Virginia. On August 28th, Bob Luddy, President of the Brandy Station Foundation, will discuss recent research findings on the "Maryland Scroll" and explain the significance of the piece to Maryland, Virginia, and the Confederacy.

 In the early 1990’s, a collector of Civil War artifacts took a chainsaw and removed a portion of the wall in a house in Brandy Station. On the wall had been written the date of March 16th 1863, Stuart’s Horse Artillery, Breathed’s Battery.

The following day, Breathed’s Battery was heavily engaged at the Battle of Kelly’s Ford. For one hundred and thirty years, this inscription lay hidden beneath layers of wallpaper, paint and wood paneling until it was discovered and removed.

 

In January of 2004, the scroll was obtained by the Brandy Station Foundation and is now on display in the Graffiti House.

 The "Maryland Scroll" contains the names of 16 Maryland artillerists who served rifled gun #1 of James Breathed's Battery and were on picket duty in Brandy Station in March of 1863. Current research is attempting to humanize the 16 by the locating of as much personal and family history as possible and to find any existing photographs.   The 16 are:

Private Hamilton Boyd
Private C. Benton Evans
Private William. Evans
Corporal Fayette Gibson
Private Thomas ‘Herb’ Greenwell Private
Private Uriah Haller
Private Henry ‘Hal’ Hopkins
Private George McCabe Jr.

Private Edward Moreland
Private A.  Muth
Private David Owens
Private Elijah Russell
Sergeant Henry Thomas
Private Harry Wagner
Private Harry Wickes
Private Thomas ‘Frank’ Yates